I was just let go from my job, I'm a woman ,48.
I was told when let go that it was no reflection on my skills, it was based on seniority only.
The qusetion I have is, how could someone who had the same job skills, less seniority,still remain on the job?
When I asked my supervisor, he said they looked at the last 5 hires and based their decision on that.
I was Rep of the year 2000, 3x's quartly rep.
What are my options? This is a international company involving wood products.

Please help I'm confused!

3 answers  |  asked Oct 12, 2001 1:48 PM [EST]  |  applies to California

Answers (3)

Richard J. Vaznaugh

Seniority seems a very suspicious rationale for a termination -- the question is whether that is an excuse for letting you go because of your age or gender (or some other illegal motive). As Janet has suggested -- more analysis is required. If in Northern Cal. Please give a call for a free tel. consultation. Sincerely, Richard Vaznaugh, attorney at law, 415 487-0426.

posted by Richard J. Vaznaugh  |  Oct 13, 2001 6:27 PM [EST]
Janet M. Koehn
your rights may have been violated

what you need to do is look at the ages of the people retained out of those who were looked at for layoff. if all were under 40, you have a prima facie claim of age discrimination. if all were male, you have a prima facie claim of sex discrimination. if on or more of those retained has a special relationship with higher-ups, this may account for exceptions to the previous analysis.
you need to talk to an attorney experienced in employment law.
if you are in southern california, please call for a free phone consultation.
janet koehn

posted by Janet M. Koehn  |  Oct 12, 2001 7:12 PM [EST]
Abraham Goldman
Call for interview.

Dear Julie,

I do most of our client intake interviews. If you would like to set up an interview, please call me a.s.a.p. at 1-800-945-9446.

Thank you.

Pamela Anne Lee, Paralegal

posted by Abraham Goldman  |  Oct 12, 2001 2:21 PM [EST]

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